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side letter

side letter  n.— «The situation was so dire in Peabody the School Committee last week passed what’s called a “side letter” to the teachers’ contract, a first for the district. The decision allows administrators to offer...

wireline

wireline  adj.— «Canadian Broadcasting also awarded a five-year contract to Canadian National Railways and Canadian Pacific Railway jointly to provide network wireline services for radio broadcasting.» —“Canadian Broadcasting Awards...

Kelly day

Kelly day  n.— «Kelly days: This term refers to one shift off with pay every 14th shift for all employees who work 24-hour shifts. Northwest firefighters work a 24-hour shift, followed by 48 hours off.» —“Firefighters’ union, county...

Kelly day

Kelly day  n.— «Also, anyone paying 15 percent of their health insurance will get an additional “Kelly Day,” the term for an extra day off a firefighter has the option to take or work for time and a half.» —“Firefighters...

precariat

precariat  n.— «“Precariat” is a new Japanese word combining the English words “precarious,” referring to the insecurity of part-time and contract work, and “proletariat.”» —“‘Precariat’ workers are...

jackup

jackup  n.— «The company operates primarily in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Gue points out that in the shallow Gulf waters, the most common type of drilling rig is what’s known as a jackup. These, he notes, consist of a...